Friendship Quotes

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I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

I would like to express to all Londoners, to all of the British people, the solidarity, the compassion and the friendship of France and the French people. [on London terrorist attacks, 7th July 2005]
Jacques Chirac

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
Edgar Watson Howe

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

Friendship's said to be a plant of tedious growth, its root composed of tender fibres, nice in their taste, cautious in spreading.
Sir John Vanbrugh

Read as you taste fruit or savour wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
George Herbert

I feel that I contributed well, but my strength and energy in that department is running out. I made, not friendships, never got anywhere like that, but you know I've formed slight bonds with people and they were lovely and gracious
Lesley Brain

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority
Mencius

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

I heard what Ashley Cole said about kicking me if he has to, but he will have to catch me first. When we step out on to the pitch on Sunday, all friendships will be forgotten.
Robert Pires

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Anais Nin

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

Every business is built on friendship.
J C Penney

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid

Friendship is but a name. I love no one
Napoleon Bonaparte

Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn't want to kill it.
Max Jacob

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady.
Sir Thomas More

Friendship and mutual co-operation must be the keywords for alternative ways of working once the Euro Ivory Tower has been demolished.
Steve Blake

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

We content ourselves that friendship is a reality, and not a fancy - that it is built upon a rock.
Douglas Fairbanks

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D Rockefeller

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Tocqueville

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
Barbara Bush

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
Edward Gibbon

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Socrates

I don't know what the fuss is about. There are 7,000 girls [on her friendship with Mick Jagger]
Carla Bruni

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Brooks Adams

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
Euripides

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Sydney Smith

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
Edgar Watson Howe



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